Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Buff Bagwell Did a Canadian Destroyer

As it turns out, 2014 might just be the year of the Buff Daddy after all. After returning to the public eye with his foray into the world of male escort services and his eye-opening appearance on the Art of Wrestling podcast, Absolute Intense Wrestling capitalized on his newfound nostalgia buzz and booked him for the JT Lightning Tournament. I am not sure how many people thought he'd pan out as anything more than a familiar face to stoke the fires of fandom past, and honestly, I haven't seen either of his two matches vs. Jock Samson or Ethan Page to judge. However, something is endearing about a man whose heyday came and went five years before the move even came into prominence pulling of a cot dam Canadian Destroyer:

At this point in time, I don't care how good either of his matches were on the whole. As Friend of the Blog Joe Roche pointed out last night on Twitter, Bagwell has successfully added more new moves to his arsenal in the last 15 years than Rob van Dam has. Who cares if that number is only one?